Scott R. Halma-Way
Reiki and Reflexology

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Introducing Reiki

Rei Ki (kanji)
Rei  Ki
What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation which promotes healing. Reiki is a very simple, yet powerful, technique that anyone can learn. The word Reiki itself is made up of two words, Rei and Ki. Rei means the universal guiding energy/source. Ki is the life energy which exists within all living things. So, Reiki is spiritually guided life energy. A typical Reiki session involves a very slow progression of hand placements on or just above the clothed body of the client. It is important to know that Reiki is not a religion. It is a meditative healing practice and one need not believe in it for it to be effective.

Mikao Usui
Mikao Usui

Where did Reiki come from?
Though similar healing methods have been practiced for thousands of years, this method was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 1900's. He was a man that set out on a quest to discover how the great teachers of the past were able to heal with their hands. After a long search he found the answer and the ability to act as a conduit for this healing energy. It came to the West through a Japanese American woman named Hawayo Takata who lived in Hawaii. From her students it has spread around the globe.

What does Reiki do for you?
The first thing that people notice is a profound sense of peace and relaxation. Reiki works holistically by treating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. It brings about a “relaxation response” within the body, causing a slowing of respiration and a decrease in diastolic blood pressure. People will often fall asleep. Reiki helps to bring us back to our center, reminding us what it is like to be truly at peace. It is while we are in a true state of relaxation that the body, mind and spirit can devote all of their energies to healing.

Health & Wellness article
From the January, 2006 issue
Scott wrote an article entitled "Reiki Can Melt Away stress" for the Living & Being magazine published by the Poughkeepsie Journal. Click on the logo to check it out.

More recently Scott wrote another article for the Health & Wellness supplement to the Taconic Press newspapers entitled "Reiki and reflexology". To read the article, click on the logo.

Hand and Pebbles
The spiral is an ancient symbol for a spiritual journey toward self transformation.


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